This composition doll depicts a WAAC, or a Women's Auxiliary Army
Corps member. It was made in the early 1940s. The 18-inch doll sold
last year for $250.
Rickki Swearengin, 19, a staff member at the Lawrence Humane
Society, 1805 E. 19th St., tries to maneuver a cat into a travel
carrier. With summer vacations in mind, many people will be
introducing their pets to carriers and other travel equipment.
Ewan McGregor, right, host of PBS' "Nature" episode "The Polar
Bears of Churchill," takes a close look with Canadian wildlife
officer Wayde Roberts at a tranquilized polar bear before it is
removed by helicopter to the Hudson Bay ice in Manitoba, Canada.
The show premieres today on PBS stations.
Frederic Fekkai, who styles many male models for fashion shows, is
launching a line of men's products. He's added thickening agents to
the shampoo and conditioner to address men's concerns about
In the book "California Fashion," published by Abrams, author
Marian Hall argues that the surf trend, swimwear and denim jeans
made California "the most important fashion influence" of the late
Hollywood costume designer Gilbert Adrian aimed to create timeless
yet stylish clothes for movies and retail customers. This gown was
featured in an advertisement in 1945.
Laurel Bird, left, talks to her friends while Will Cook enjoys his
food during lunch at Stepping Stones preschool. Bird is allergic to
peanuts, so the preschool has taken them out of the menu.
Dorian Vance, 2, left, and Lily Kenn, 3, walk past "Alchemy," a
sculpture installed recently at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
The painted steel sculpture by Willie Ray Parish, La Union, N.M.,
is one of eight works in the Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition.
"A Tribute" by Jay Maisel captures the World Trade Center towers in
various moments of the day and night.
International news organization Reuters has created "September 11:
A Testimony," a book that has stand-alone photos on each page.
LIFE Magazine's "One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001"
features photos and stories from survivors and relatives of those
who died as a result of the terrorist attacks.
A mix of dark-leafed plants and bright or pastel flowers create an
A Dahlia Fascination has red blooms and dark foliage.
Black Magic is an elephant ear plant with pitch-black leaves.
Dave Brzoska casts his line at Brooks Lodge.
Bears are experts at fishing. Human anglers need more than bare
paws to catch a fish, but will be well rewarded for their efforts.
The Kennicott Mine site is in a former copper mining community
abandoned by J.P. Morgan in 1939. Kennicott is inside the
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the United States' largest park.
Mount Denali, North America's tallest mountain, is generally
shrouded in mist. On clear days the view is magnificent.
Former dancer Ann Smith leads a stretch class at Munson Community
Health Center in Traverse City, Mich. Smith has advocated fitness
training modeled after the slow, rhythmic stretching regimen of
classical dancers. "Exercise is meant to energize you, not exhaust
you," she says, a message not just for the elderly.
Rep. Joann Freeborn, R-Concordia, fires a rubber band in the
Statehouse in Topeka. Some House members engaged in a rubber band
fight while they waited on a revenue package to come to the floor
for a vote early Friday morning. The Kansas Legislature put in
another lengthy day of negotiations while members attempted to wrap
up the longest session in Kansas history. Despite the frivolity
displayed on Friday, the mood at the Statehouse had been serious as
factions within the House struggled to agree upon a plan for a tax
Students and staff at Grant in its final year.
Nick Conrad, 9, left, and Scotty Thellman, 11, right, experience
the cooling powers of a pail of water during Grant School field day
activities. Alexa Moreno, standing left, and Nila Mason, right,
tossed the water on the boys Thursday. The Lawrence school district
is closing the school.
First lady Laura Bush is applauded by dozens of international
tourists while visiting the St. Matthias Church in Budapest,
Hungary. Later Saturday, Mrs. Bush moved on to Prague, Czech
Republic, the last stop on her European tour. Mrs. Bush used the
tour to speak out on issues of importance to her including defense
of the president.
New York's alfonso soriano hits a three-run homer against
Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins, 6-2, on Saturday at New
Law enforcement officials are bracing for possible violence at a
July 4 rally in Hollister, Calif. They fear that bikers from the
Hells Angels and Mongols gangs will continue a feud that left at
least three people dead recently in Laughlin, Nev. In the above
photo, hundreds of bikers made their way in a procession to the May
4 burial of Stockton, Calif., motorcycle shop owner and Hells Angel
member Robert Emmett Tumelty, 50, one of those killed in Laughlin,
This architect's model shows the southwest elevation view of the
proposed Metropolitan Kansas City Performing Arts Center. Although
the project is still in the design stage, comparisons are already
being made to Australia's Sydney Opera House.
Orlando Gaitan holds a picture of his mother, Florestella Torres.
Wal-Mart received $72,321 in life insurance proceeds when Torres,
who worked in the cosmetic department at Wal-Mart, died four years
ago. The family has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart. Gaitan said
"they shouldn't have been profiting from my mother's death."
Leasing consultant Kendall Irwin, left, shows a unit to Brian and
Michelle Deadmon, Charleston, S.C., at Trailridge Apartments, 2500
W. Sixth St. More Kansas University students are choosing to stay
in Lawrence during the summer. One of the reasons is because more
students are living off campus, which generally requires a one-year
Kansas University graduate student Lorraine Tolbert and senior
Chris Haydel greet each other at the 26th annual Multicultural
Graduation Banquet in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Tolbert, who is
receiving a master's degree in psychology, and Haydel, who plans to
attend KU's School of Medicine, attended the banquet Saturday.
Smoke rises from an area controlled by Pakistan, close to the
International border with India. Troops from both sides of the
nuclear rivals exchanged heavy fire Saturday, forcing migration of
border villagers to safer areas.
Kansas University student Almas Sayeed, who graduates today, will
attend grad school at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Lawrence firefighters spray a nearby apartment building to prevent
the spread of Saturday's fire. Investigators did not know late
Saturday what caused the blaze that destroyed a building under
construction and damaged others.
Krystal Stone, who lives south of Chase Court Apartments, hoses
down the roof of her house, which she said was covered with
smoldering pieces of ash. Stone and others sprayed water all over
their houses, roofs and yards as a precautionary step to prevent
Saturday's fire from spreading.
Jennifer Kluge of Chicago, who will graduate today from Kansas
University, gets a hug from her sister Michelle. Jennifer, a fine
arts major, lived in the apartments to the north of the building
that was destroyed. She said she was concerned about her art and
belongings, which may have been damaged.
As one firefighter climbs a ladder truck, protecting himself from
the intense heat by pulling his coat over his head, another gives
instructions about how to tackle the raging fire. The fire on
Stewart Avenue broke out about 1 p.m. Saturday and was not under
control until after 2 p.m.
Doug Compton of First Management Inc. watches as the apartment
complex he owns at 1942 Stewart Ave. is consumed by flames.
Saturday's fire just south of the Kansas University campus, caused
an estimated $600,000 in damage.
A fire rips though an unoccupied building at the Chase Court
Apartments, 1942 Stewart Ave. The apartment building was under
construction Saturday when it went up in flames. Two firefighters
suffered minor burns, but no other injuries were reported.
Investigators do not know what caused the fire.
Mary Frances Cunningham, left, a witness for the defense, looks at
a document shown by defense attorney Mickey Johnson in the murder
trial of Bobby Frank Cherry in Birmingham, Ala. Cherry is on trial
for the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, which
killed four girls. Cunningham, a former FBI informant, testified
Saturday that she never told agents she saw Cherry plant the bomb
that blew up a church.
Kansas coach Bobby Randall watches the Jayhawks' loss to Kansas
State. The Wildcats beat KU, 11-9, on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Jockey Victor Espinoza rides War Emblem, right, to victory in the
127th Preakness Stakes. War Emblem held off runner-up Magic
Weisner, left, and Proud Citizen, center, to capture the second
jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown on Saturday in Baltimore.
At midnight today, East Timor officially will become independent of
Indonesia, and the new country is celebrating. Saturday, this
entrepreneur sold East Timor Independence Day T-shirts along the
roadside in the capital city of Dili.